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Old 27th April 2010, 12:19   #16
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If you aren't buying...and if those are aisin FWH...can you refurbish them for me and send them over?
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Old 28th April 2010, 12:15   #17
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Shibhu,
I know that already. You bought the engine and gearbox from me for your future gypsy.)
Dwarak Sir, So now you know why I am confident in picking this one up.

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If you aren't buying...and if those are aisin FWH...can you refurbish them for me and send them over?
gsferrari, See If I am not buying the Gypsy, I cant ask the owner for only the FWH right? And if I buy it I would like to keep it.
BTW -Why do you want those old Aisin FWH.Better to go for brand new ones. I think Raj (desmosedici) is getting a set of new Aisin or you can go for lamda FWH.
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Old 4th July 2010, 17:16   #18
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Default Took the plunge!!

Friends, finally after so many days of thinking I couldn't resist the Gypsy bug and I took the plunge. I went and bought the Gypsy and restoration will start soon.

Its not going to be a stock restoration like last time. I am planning to build a custom offroader out of this Gypsy.

I need a help from fellow bhpians as I am looking for a sand blasting company in and around Cochin or Kerala to blast the old paint (read rust) on this Gypsy and repaint it

Pics and updates to follow.
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Congrats for the restoration Shibu.

So what are the MODS planned
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Old 5th July 2010, 12:26   #20
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Pics Please sir, need more pics of as is condition before you start off

and of course then at every stage of the restoration
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Friends, finally after so many days of thinking I couldn't resist the Gypsy bug and I took the plunge. I went and bought the Gypsy and restoration will start soon.

Its not going to be a stock restoration like last time. I am planning to build a custom offroader out of this Gypsy.

I need a help from fellow bhpians as I am looking for a sand blasting company in and around Cochin or Kerala to blast the old paint (read rust) on this Gypsy and repaint it

Pics and updates to follow.
JC
How much did you pay for it? You promised that you would reveal once you buy it.
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Old 5th July 2010, 19:37   #22
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Congrats for the restoration Shibu.

So what are the MODS planned
joshguy, Thanks a bunch. Regarding the mods..see the pic below. This is whats in my mind. Not exactly the same, but something similar.!

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Pics Please sir, need more pics of as is condition before you start off

and of course then at every stage of the restoration

Desmosedici
, I am posting pics.. But be ready for a shock.

My Diesel Gypsy 1987 with is older brother 1986 Gypsy ( Green one)

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6361.jpg

Gypsy from where it was found - as is condition

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6362.jpg

I guess this is the engine....

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6363.jpg

Both Doors are replaced..

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6364.jpg

Dashboard!! What is a dashboard.

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6365.jpg

No Steering box! Why do you need one?

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6368.jpg

Tricolours of Indian Flag are present. Red Green and white.

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6369.jpg

Sparkling clean interiors
To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6370.jpg

Rocky Road /Quadratec Fender Flares.

To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6372.jpg

Rally Steering Wheel.


To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain-img_6374.jpg


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How much did you pay for it? You promised that you would reveal once you buy it.
harishnayak, I paid 35K in as is condition. But the docs are up to date. FC valid until 2015 and tax paid for next 2 years.


Friends, Jokes apart..I am going to rebuild this baby. Let me know what you think about this find/purchase?
Keep coming back for more updates and pics
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Old 6th July 2010, 10:01   #23
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JC for the price i feel its not a bad deal as the papers are also intact.

But to bring her, As per your expectations you need a lot of time/patience and Vitamin M .

what engine you are looking for?

If you are planning for 410 engine, gear box, transfer case. I can help you in sourcing it. Also Widetrack Diff both front and rear is available.

All the best for your project.

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Old 6th July 2010, 10:08   #24
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Congrats for the purchase JC, i guess the negotiations didn't workout as expected, looks like it has a lot of body work to be done, i guess the custom offroader should have a nice and powerful engine, not in the petrol segment. Also fell this should have wider track, like allans other blue gypsy and a lot of checkered plates along the bodyline.

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Old 6th July 2010, 11:47   #25
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Shibu,
Did you get to know some who does sandblasting in/around Ernakulam?
Sometime back, when I was restoring my MM540, I was also looking for one. You know how it is in Wayand.

I stumbled upon this one. Do check it out.

Raj constructions/Painting contarctors
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Poonattu building,Opp KRL Maingate, Ambalamugal, Ph: 0484-2722389, Fax: 0484-2721926
Services: Industrial painting company . we focusing on GRIT BLASTING, SAND BLASTING, COPPER SLAG BLASTING, SHOT BLASTING and INDUSTRIAL PAINTING
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Old 6th July 2010, 12:34   #26
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JC for the price i feel its not a bad deal as the papers are also intact.

But to bring her, As per your expectations you need a lot of time/patience and Vitamin M .

what engine you are looking for?

If you are planning for 410 engine, gear box, transfer case. I can help you in sourcing it. Also Widetrack Diff both front and rear is available.

All the best for your project.

Regards,
Krishna Thanthri
krishnathanthri, Thanks a lot bro. Yes the docs are valid and that was the main reason for me to accept it for that price.

And yes I need help from you to source Wide track diffs. will send you a PM.

Here are some of the mods planned.
  • Custom Rollcage for offoroading ( similar to one in above pic)
  • Half Doors
  • Lift Kit
  • Engine Upgrade (Yet to decide which one)
  • Lockers
  • Crawl Gear
  • Winch
  • Snorkel
  • Tyre carrier in the rear
  • Wider Axles ( from FC or MG410W)
  • 33 " Tyres
JC
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will be keenly following this thread for updates and pics .

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...I paid 35K in as is condition. But the docs are up to date. FC valid until 2015 and tax paid for next 2 years...
This price is OK, considering that all the docs are in order.

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  • Wider Axles ( from FC or MG410W)
Since you are going to replace the axles , why not zero in on the FC van axles only....they are wider and are designed for SPOA (which I guess you are planning on anyway)...and you have good choice of diff ratios to suit any size tyre that you decide to put in.
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Old 7th July 2010, 18:22   #28
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Congrats for the purchase JC, i guess the negotiations didn't workout as expected, looks like it has a lot of body work to be done, i guess the custom offroader should have a nice and powerful engine, not in the petrol segment. Also fell this should have wider track, like allans other blue gypsy and a lot of checkered plates along the bodyline.
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pramodkumar, Well i did not negotiate much in the end since the ex-owner got the docs updated and he paid for it.
Nah.. body work is almost done.. its just due to the rust or oxidation its appears that there is more work.
Engine swap or upgrade is in the list and oh yeah I am definitely going for wider axles and lots of body Armour to prevent trail damages.

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Shibu,
Did you get to know some who does sandblasting in/around Ernakulam?
Sometime back, when I was restoring my MM540, I was also looking for one. You know how it is in Wayand. I stumbled upon this one. Do check it out.
Raj constructions/Painting contarctors
NatrajanPoonattu building,Opp KRL Maingate, Ambalamugal, Ph: 0484-2722389, Fax: 0484-2721926Services: Industrial painting company . we focusing on GRIT BLASTING, SAND BLASTING, COPPER SLAG BLASTING, SHOT BLASTING and INDUSTRIAL PAINTING
Jeevan, thanks for the info. Yes I know the situation Wayanad.
I have already checked with the guys you mentioned. Unfortunately they don't do sandblasting for automobiles.

Now the only option is to go the traditional way!! Or can somebody here help me to find a sandblasting company.
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Another project in hand!!

JC you are awesome man.


Also That DL number Gypsy is yours.?
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Another project in hand!!
JC you are awesome man.
Also That DL number Gypsy is yours.?

SirAlec,
Thank you for your comments.This is one of my new projects. You know which is the other one..

Yes DL Gypsy is also mine. You can see its details in the below thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...p-captain.html (Building a Rally Gypsy- Jeep Captain)
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